Getting old kind of sucks

Sho'Nuff

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OK, getting old is better than the alternative. But this year instead of being "just one more year" with no real impact, its turning into the year of "lets see how much Sho'Nuff's body can fall apart and/or be poked or prodded."

For those of you not in the know, I turned 40 a few days ago. Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm an old fart. Time to break out the pill boxes, fiber bars, all that good stuff.

Unfortunately, mother nature has decided to play some nasty tricks on me recently. It started innocently enough, when about 2 weeks ago she sent warm weather and heavy rain, which unfortunately caused my basement to flood. Then she got nasty, and sent my mother into town. Which sounds just fine until you realize that my mother has turned into a raving born again christian who thinks I am the devil and am going to hell because my kids don't wear their "I love jesus" t-shirts 24-7.

Shortly following my mother's departure, I had my annual physical - during which time my primary care doctor told me that in view of my family history, I need to have some intimate private time with that marvel of modern technology known as the colonoscope. And guess what, she exclaims! Your GI doc has an appointment next Tuesday (i.e., tomorrow). Which, it just so happens, is just 3 days after my birthday. Thus, rather than eating all the artery clogging, bad for me food that I like on my birthday, I was on a restricted diet. And today, I got to experience the awesome power of moviprep (aka - the gag inducing, toilet rupturing solution of death). My life today has been a mixture of the movie "groundhog day" and the toilet scene from "Dumb and Dumber." Huzzah!


To cap it all off - my left knee decided to give me the big "FU" about 6 months ago. Almost 40 years with 0 problems, and my knee decides that its going to take a dirt nap the same year I am going to be roto rootered by Dr. Nick. I'm convinced its just mother nature's way of saying "Ha ha! You can't run away from the colonoscope now you bastard - so you might as well enjoy it!"

Gah!
 
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lxskllr

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Happy Birthday! I avoid a lot of that by not going to the doctor. My back's been fucked for about 20 years though, and some days my knees throb. Otherwise, I'll keep going til I don't. Gotta die some time.
 

deustroop

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Well yeah.But.
Two years ago I finished up 25 yrs at Justice and was hurting bad. Left leg problems kept me from sleeping well and a general malaise brought about thoughts of quitting. I had just turned 67 so I thought why not. That fortunately gave me time to rehab, to do the shit never had time for, like get a grip. So I'm weller these days, after operations for a shiny new hip and cataract removal. I also married my gf of 16 years. All in the year I quit ! So I am better off than when I were worse, but older still.

Oh yeah, that hip ? Been two years and I still can't walk a mile without a pause. But I brought on a personal trainer at Good Life and that routine has evened the balance somewhat. So there she goes, on and on.
Not for the first time, I just wish I could stop time, right about here.
 

SlitheryDee

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I'm feeling it already at 34. Didn't used to get sick ever. Now I seem to get something debilitating at least once a year right around this time. The last two years it was the most painful throat infection I ever recall having, this year it was the worst ear infection I ever recall having. My right ear is still ringing a bit and feels like it's got cotton in it, but the worst of the pain is over at least. Yeah, getting old kind of sucks.
 

luv2liv

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my grandmother lived till 103. she was in bed the whole day for 8 years till death.
dying is easy. living is so much harder.
mom said it best, "if you can put on your own pants today, then it's a good day!"
 

Stopsignhank

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Sho,

Or you could poop in a box and mail it off. The thought of that sickens me so much I chose to take the camera up the wazoo. Got knocked out so I don't remember a thing.
 

nakedfrog

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Sho,

Or you could poop in a box and mail it off. The thought of that sickens me so much I chose to take the camera up the wazoo. Got knocked out so I don't remember a thing.
This seems super-wacky to me. The prep alone makes just pooping in a box seem more appealing.
 

louis redfoot

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38 now, for the past 2 years, i've had a recurring turf toe every few months where i'm limping for a week. been on a sabbatical from the usual daily power walk, hoping the problem solves itself.

aside from that, i'm a lot more successful than i was in my 20's, so nothing to feel bad about. i just notice i'm not as horny anymore, porn time is way down. if you have those kinds of issues, look into grass powder drinks.
 

lxskllr

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aside from that, i'm a lot more successful than i was in my 20's, so nothing to feel bad about. i just notice i'm not as horny anymore, porn time is way down. if you have those kinds of issues, look into grass powder drinks.
If I could be 25 forever I'd do it. No back problems, endless energy, and... poor, but fuck it... I'd rather not have back problems.
 

feralkid

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Yeah, it's the prep that's hell.

Procedure itself? Lie down, nod off, 30 minutes later they're showing you pictures of the whole tunnel.

Then you get to go home and eat again; hooray.
 

BoomerD

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KIND of sucks? Just wait...the fun is just getting started. I remember turning 40. Wait...no I don't. I skipped 40. I went from 39 to 39 again...then to 41. I never admitted to 40.



my grandmother lived till 103. she was in bed the whole day for 8 years till death.
dying is easy. living is so much harder.
mom said it best, "if you can put on your own pants today, then it's a good day!"

One of my neighbors...in his late 80's says..."Any day you wake up and there's not a tag on your toe...it's a good day."
 

SlowSpyder

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Based on your description and post I'd say getting old blows more than it sucks. Ba dun dun dun

I'm not far behind you OP, not looking forward to it, but it beats being dead I suppose.
 

TXHokie

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If I'm gonna pay to have someone prodding around where the sun don't shine, they're going to do it on my schedule. That means after my birthday when I ate all drank all the bad stuff - then flush it all out. It's not as bad as it sounds and actually is refreshing to know that there's nothing left between entry and exit except water. It's like a full oil change that lasts for 10 yrs.
If you thought 40 was bad, wait til you hit 50. Just make sure you snag that term life insurance policy for the kids before the next rate increase kick in.
 

Fritzo

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Tell me about it. I had awesome hair- gone. I had abs- gone. I had a big di...err...well...at least that still works.

Anyway, now I'm dealing with things like not being able to eat because of GERD, joints that just start hurting for no reason, and my hearing is shot. I feel like a car a month after the warranty expired :(
 

Sho'Nuff

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Sho,

Or you could poop in a box and mail it off. The thought of that sickens me so much I chose to take the camera up the wazoo. Got knocked out so I don't remember a thing.
My doc says that the mail a poo option is not a good one for me because of my family history. I think he just wants to look up my ass, but he insists its just for "screening purposes."
 

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